Second controversy in a week for Man Utd whiz Greenwood – and second apology


Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood is facing another media backlash after his Iceland hotel shenanigans.

The Sun reports a video has emerged of the United striker inhaling nitrous oxide at a party weeks before he was sent home from Iceland while on England duty.

Pictures posted show the 18-year-old filling a balloon with nitrous oxide from a canister before appearing to inhale to substance.

Inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’ or ‘hippy crack’, can have serious health risks including heart attacks and brain damage, while prolonged use can lead to memory loss and vitamin deficiency.

The report indicates the United ace last night admitted poor judgement and said he had been made aware of the health risks.

A source for the Sun suggested Greenwood inhaled the gas in a Manchester apartment, with the video uploaded by the girl he partied with on Snapchat.

In a statement issued through Man United, the Sun claims the youngster said: “I have now been made aware of the health risks associated with this practice — and accept that even trying it, as shown in these historical pictures, was poor judgment on my part.

“I strongly urge others not to follow my example.

“As an 18 year old I am learning all the time. However this week I’ve also learned that I will be judged to a higher standard because of my career, and I must respect that in future.

“I am determined to repay the faith shown in me by my manager and coaches.”

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